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Ashok Leyland wins defence contracts worth Rs 800 crore

Ashok Leyland wins defence contracts worth Rs 800 crore

India Blooms News Service | | 29 Mar 2016, 03:57 pm
Chennai, Mar 29 (IBNS): Ashok Leyland, flagship of the Hinduja Group, second largest commercial vehicle manufacturer, and the largest suppliers of logistics vehicles to the Indian Army, has won orders valued at Rs 800-crore from the Indian armed forces.

The company will supply advanced-technology products – 450 units of Field Artillery Tractor (FAT) 6x6 and other similar Super Stallion vehicles; and 825 units of Ambulance 4x4.

Vinod K. Dasari, Managing Director, Ashok Leyland said, “The orders for Field Artillery Tractor (FAT) 6x6 and Ambulance 4x4 are in keeping with the momentum witnessed recently in the area of upgradation of technology and resources by the defence forces. It also reaffirms our Company’s credentials as the largest defence mobility manufacturer that meets stringent requirements of the armed forces. We, at Ashok Leyland through the ‘Make in India’ initiative stand committed to partner India's Armed Forces in their endeavor to modernize, scale up performance and increase effectiveness."

Field Artillery Tractor (FAT) 6x6

A Field Artillery Tractor (FAT) 6x6 on Super Stallion platform will function as a Common Gun Tower for all artillery guns. This versatile FAT provides the Army unprecedented flexibility in rapid deployment and utilisation of artillery resources. The vehicle can be used for a variety of applications across logistics and tactical segments.

Ambulance 4x4

The air-conditioned Ambulance 4x4 will provide enhanced medical support in the immediate aftermath of injuries. A double-walled insulated body maintains inside temperature, while rear air suspension reduces shocks during transportation. All equipment meets Advanced Life Support standards.

Ashok Leyland is a pioneer in the design and development of specialized transport solutions for the armed forces for over four decades. Ashok Leyland is the largest supplier of logistics vehicles to the Indian Army riding on the success of the tested and proven Stallion platform, which makes the platform the veritable logistics backbone of the Indian army and Ashok Leyland the largest supplier of logistics vehicles to Indian Army.